Using common spices, whip up this Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe in a flash! It's cheaper and tastier than the stale store-bought packets, too.
My favorite way to make tacos is to use Homemade Taco Seasoning for ground beef, 2 tablespoons per pound. I also use it for Dorito Taco Salad, Healthy Turkey Tacos, classic Taco Dip and in my favorite Taco Soup.
You can make a giant batch and keep it on hand at all times to use in original or classical ways.
Taco seasoning is easy and cheap to buy, but it's even easier and cheaper to make at home.
More importantly, it tastes GREAT.
This homemade Taco Seasoning mix is made of common pantry spices that you probably already have on hand: Chili powder, cumin, paprika, ground coriander, and cayenne pepper. Throw in some salt and, if you want, corn starch as a thickening agent.
(Hint: for a grain free option, lose the corn starch and keep ALL the flavor!)
I like Homemade Taco Seasoning first and foremost because of the taste. It never tastes stale or fake, and it can be customized easily depending on what you like.
Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 2 tablespoons cumin
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional)
- In a small bowl, whisk together chlii powder, cumin, paprika, coriander, cayenne pepper, and salt to taste (I like 2 teaspoons), Whisk in cornstarch if desired.
- Store covered in a dark place and use within 1 month. To use, add 2 tablespoons of seasoning for every pound of ground meat.
Hot Reuben Dip Recipe
- 1 (8 ounce package) cream cheese softened
- 8 ounces deli corned beef coarsely chopped
- 1 cup Swiss cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup sauerkraut drained well
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup Thousand Island salad dressing
- Triscuit crackers or rye chips , for serving
- To make Hot Reuben Dip in the oven, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a pie plate or oven-safe skillet with nonstick spray.
- In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, sour cream, and dressing and mix well. Spread into prepared pie plate and bake until hot and bubbly, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with crackers or chips.
- To make Hot Reuben Dip on the stove top, combine cream cheese, corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, sour cream, and dressing in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve with crackers or chips.
- To make Hot Reuben Dip in a crock pot, combine cream cheese, corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, sour cream, and dressing in a slow cooker. Heat on HIGH for 2 to 3 hours or LOW for 4 to 6 hours. Serve with crackers or chips.